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Guardian by Julius Lester

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There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy. They pray for the day when a wind will end their suffering. I pray for the day when God will end mine. In a time and place without moral conscience, fourteen-year-old Ansel knows what is right and what is true. But it is dangerous to choose honesty, and so he chooses silence. Now an innocent man is dead, and Ansel feels the burden of his decision. He must also bear the pain of losing a friend, his family, and the love of a lifetime. Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honoree Julius Lester delivers a haunting and poignant novel about what happens when one group of people takes away the humanity of another.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061558900
ISBN-10: 0061558907
Format: Hardback
(184mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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